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Peace Around The World Begins At Home

Join the Women's Help Center in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The Observance will include: Survivor artwork & testimony, remarks by Community Education Specialists Artyce Thomas & Katelyn Clem, display of the Clothesline Project & luminaries lighting The Peace Garden to honor victims of domestic violence. Light refreshments will be provided. Please confirm your attendance by calling (814) 536-5361 by October 1st, 2015. 

Cindy's Spirit

Cindy’s Spirit is a theatrical production of the classic tale Cinderella, with a twist. Set in the 21st century, Cindy’s Spirit delightfully depicts everyday characters who are confronted with their fears, personal struggles, strongholds, family issues and unleashed dreams. In an entertaining and comical manner, Cindy’s Spirit chronicles tales of domestic violence, bullying, sibling rivalry, and parental abandonment and has a life changing effect on those who share the stage, as well as a powerful impact upon the audience. This comedy/drama will, with a sense of freshness, uplift everyone.

Purple Paw Project 2015

The 3rd annual Purple Paw Project will host a variety of pet-friendly activities along with domestic violence education and resources for our communities. This event will include Scavenger Hunt, Pet Costume Contest, Food trucks, Grooming, Kids Barking Contest, Doggie Photo Booth, Adoptions, Vendor Tables, and Awareness Information & Activities. Register yourself, your family, and your dogs for this festival! Pre-registered attendees will receive a t-shirt and a "doggie bag" with a variety of goodies for humans and pets! 

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There's No Excuse for Abuse, Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force Annual Awareness Event

On Saturday, October 10, 2014, at 9 a.m., the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold its annual awareness event and walk in Harbor Park (located in the lakefront area of Baldwin Park at the end of New Broad Street) located at 4990 New Broad Street. The purpose of the event is to share resources to assist in eliminating abuse in our community. It is also a time where we remember and honor those who have lost their lives as victims of domestic violence.

Stronger Communities: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence knows no boundries. Come join the discussion focusing on topics such as Mental Illness, Elder Abuse, LGBT/Transgender, Immigrants, Faith Based/Culture, and Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. Groups will be led by Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence professionals and students from Harper Community College and Judson University.

Domestic Violence Awareness Resource Fair

In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. (AVA) hosts the annual Domestic Violence Resource Fair. The Domestic Violence Resource Fair remembers and honors survivors of domestic violence, celebrates the work being done to prevent domestic violence, and brings together allied agencies and organizations to provide information and resources to victims of domestic violence and their loved ones.  

Changing the Future for Children

You are invited to participate in an inspirational event that will also offer you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children impacted by domestic violence. Featuring child advocate and comedian Michael Pritchard, nationally praised by the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Time for his ability to use humor to inspire and educate his audiences. Includes free breakfast. 

7th Annual Angels Against Abuse 5K Walk & Run

The 7th Annual Angels Against Abuse 5K Event will benefit the Guardian Angel Community Services’ Groundwork Domestic Violence Program and Suzy’s Caring Place Transitional Housing Program. Participants have the option to register as a runner or a walker. Professional timing provided for runners. Team registration is available and encouraged. A free t-shirt will be given to the first 100 to register online. This event is open to all ages, pet and stroller friendly.

Finding Your Voice: Breaking Through the Silence

Join Kimesha Coleman Coaching in a special conversation that will leave you talking for weeks. Finding Your Voice is a 4-hour event especially designed for the healing woman that has survived either domestic violence or child abuse and is embracing being beautifully broken. This conversation will be held at inside the beauitful Artmore Hotel Cocktail Garden in Midtown. Food and beverages will be served. Tickets can be pruchased on Eventbrite.com.

Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day is a nationally-recognized day that takes place on the second Wednesday of October. This year it will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Sponsored by Futures Without Violence, the awareness-raising day aims to reach members of the healthcare community and educate them about the critical importance of screening for domestic violence. 

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